TUF 13 coach and top UFC heavyweight contender Junior Dos Santos doesn’t think his division is quite as ‘natural’ as people would like to think. Though JDS admits he has never used any performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs), and has never seen any heavyweight use, he isn’t buying the size of some of the popular giants.
Junior Dos Santos:
“No I’ve never seen (someone taking performance-enhancing drugs [PEDs]), but I think at Heavyweight that happens a lot for sure. When you see people like Alistair Overeem, Brock Lesnar, look at the size of those guys, they’re really big. As Mario (Yamasaki) said, a lot of people use them but a lot of people don’t. I’m someone who has never used (PEDs), I think I came in the good phase of MMA and I’ve never used them.”
Is the Brazilians assumption fair? For JDS to make the comments like this after spending a long period of time with Brock Lesnar on the TUF 13 set in Las Vegas, NV is quite interesting. Also it should be clear that neither Alistair Overeem, nor Brock Lesnar have ever came up positive on any PED’s test in the sport.